from the inbox:
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz issued the following statement today after two U.S. hikers detained in Iran were sentenced to eight years in prison.
“It is deeply troubling that Iranian justices have sentenced Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer to eight years in prison. My thoughts and support are with them and their families.
“As a representative of Montgomery County, where Josh’s family resides, I join with them in calling on Iran to immediately free Shane and Josh. I remain in close contact with the U.S. State Department as it works to seek their release and safe return home.”